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UBBC Guide
Text Formatting
UBBC Tag HTML Equivalent Description
[b] <b>, <strong> Makes text appear in a bolder/heavier font
[b]Hosted Forums[/b] => Hosted Forums
[i] <i>, <em> Italic font appears slanted to the right
[i]Free Message Boards[/i] => Free Message Boards
[u] <u> Underlines the text with a 1px line
[u]vForums[/u] => vForums
[s] <s>, <del>, <strike> Strikes or crosses through the text with a 1px line
[s]Paid Hosting[/s] => Paid Hosting
[h1] <h1> Heading 1 is used to help describe the document structure. It is normally used for the main title.
[h2] <h2> Heading 2 is used to help describe the document structure. It is normally used for sub-headings.
[h3] <h3> Heading 3 is used to help describe the document structure. It is normally used for other headings.
[p] <p> Starts a new paragraph
[br] <br /> Inserts a new line break. You can also start a new line break by pressing the "Enter" Key.
[sup] <sup> Superscript text is smaller and has a higher baseline
12[sup]th[/sup] July => 12th July
[sub] <sub> Subscript text is smaller and has a lower baseline
H[sub]2[/sub]O => H2O
[size=2] <font size="2"> Controls the size of the text. 2 is the standard font size.
[size=1]Small Size 1 Text[/size] => Small Size 1 Text
[font=verdana] <font family="verdana"> The font face used for the text must be installed on a users machine for them to be able to use it =>
[color=#CC0000] [green] <font color="#CC0000"> The color of the text can be specified either with a common word or a HEX color code
[gold]Gold Service[/gold] => Gold Service
[move]
[move=4]
<marquee> The text scrolls across the screen from right to left.
If you specify a number, it controls how fast the text moves.

 

Embedded Content
UBBC Tag HTML Equivalent Description
[url] <a> A link which opens in a new browser window
[url=www.google.com]Google[/url] => Google
[link] <a> A link which opens in the current browser window
[link]http://hostedmessageboards.com[/link] => http://hostedmessageboards.com
[email]
[email=user@domain.ext]
<a> A link which opens in the users email client
[email]user@domain.ext[/email] => user@domain.ext
[img]
[img width=200 height=200]
[img alt="My Image"]
<img> Embeds an image which you can specify the width, height and/or alt text. At this time you must host the image elsewhere
[img alt="free forums"]http://vforums.co.uk/images/mini_banner.gif[/img] => free forums
[flash]
[flash width=200 height=150]
<embed>, <object> This enables you to embed YouTube or Google Video units. You would enter either the URL of the videos page, the URL of the video itself or its ID.
[flash]http://youtube.com/watch?v=MR5xv3pt7KI[/flash]



Page Layout
UBBC Tag HTML Equivalent Description
[list]
[list=num]
<ul>, <ol> Displays either a bulleted (default) or numbered list of items. Items are added to the list using the [*] tag (below)
[*] <li> This is an item within a list (above). You can have as many items within a list and can have new lists within items.
[list][*]Free
[*]Hosted
[*]Forums
[/list]
  1. Free
  2. Hosted
  3. Forums
[hr] <hr /> Inserts a horizontal rule to split a post into two parts. [hr] =>
[blockquote] <blockquote> Indents the text. This is often used for showing extracts of text.
[center] <center> Centers the text to the middle of the post.
[center]Hosted Forums[/center] =>
Hosted Forums
[right]
[right width=200]
[left]
[left width=200]
<p> Text aligned to the right or left of the post. If you specify a width the css "float" attribute will be used to help give advanced layouts.
[right]My Text[/right] =>
My Text
[clear] <br style=
"clear: both;" />
This is used to move the next floating element onto a new line.
[pre] <pre> Preformatted text which displays repeated spaces between words
[pre]Some    Spaced       Text[/pre] =>
Some    Spaced       Text
[table]
[table width=750]
<table> Opens a new table. You can specify the width of this table (in px or %) or a default of 80% will be used. Tables require a number of table rows and table cells (below)
[tr] <tr> Starts a new table row. Table rows contain table cells (below)
[td]
[td colspan=3]
[td rowspan=2]
<td>, <th> Starts a new table cell. Table cells contain the text you wish to display.
[table width=150]
    [tr]
         [td colspan=2]Table Title[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
         [td rowspan=2]Cell 1[/td]
         [td]Cell 2[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
         [td]Cell 3[/td]
    [/tr]
[/table]
Table Title
Cell 1 Cell 2
Cell 3


Usability
UBBC Tag Description
[user] Enables you to link to a users profile showing the current name color and display name.
[user]admin[/user] => Ross
[noubbc] Enables you to display raw UBBC code
[noubbc][b]Bold Text[/b][/noubbc] => [b]Bold Text[/b]
[code]
[code=js]
Creates a code box which attempts to highlight the code based on the language (html, css, js or php). The code box shows line numbers and will enable a user to select all the contents
[time] Converts a Unix timestamp to a readable time in the users local timezone.
[time]1230224400[/time] => 25th Dec 08 at 6:00pm
[anchor] Inserts an anchor tag with a name attribute. This can be linked to via a [link] or [url] tag so the users browser scrolls to the specified position.
[anchor]free[/anchor] => <a name="free"></a>